Medicinal benefits of desmodium

The friend of the liver and the enemy of disease. 😄

What is desmodium?

Desmodium adscendens is a species of desmodium, known for its medicinal properties.

Native to tropical areas, it is a herbaceous plant that can reach 2 meters in height.

It has been used in traditional African and Indian medicine for thousands of years.

Desmodium is rich in :

  • Saponins.
  • Flavonoids.
  • Alkaloids.
  • Phenolic acids.
  • Amino acids.
  • Iron.
  • Polysaccharides.
  • Vitamin C.

How to use it?

It is mainly the leaves that are used:

  • In decoction.
  • In infusion.
  • In tincture or liquid extract.
  • In capsules.

The properties of the desmodium marry particularly well with those of:


It has a protective function for the liver and stimulates the regeneration of cells.

In addition, it is particularly appreciated by the blood and the thyroid gland.

Therapeutic uses

Desmodium adscendens leaves are traditionally used for their effect:

  • Antitussive.
  • Anti-inflammatory.
  • Antimicrobial.
  • Anti-allergic.
  • Immunostimulant.
  • Detoxifying.
  • Digestive.
  • Antiseptic.
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For which diseases?

Desmodium has shown promising results in cases of :

  • Fibrosis.
  • Hepatitis.
  • Cirrhosis.
  • Allergies.
  • HIV.
  • Bronchitis.
  • Parkinson’s disease.
  • Anemia.
  • Jaundice.
  • Ulcers.
  • Vertigo.


If this plant accumulates health benefits, it is important to consider it as a complement.

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What are the benefits of desmodium?

There are many, especially for the liver.

Associated with emotional acceptance, its leaves can stimulate self-healing.

Who am I?

This post was written intuitively. My name is Geoffrey Métais, I am an intuitive advisor. Find out how you can benefit from my skills.

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